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SK Group-Sinopec JV to start petrochemical production this year

9th Apr 2021

A joint venture between South Korea’s SK Group and China’s Sinopec plans to start producing petrochemicals at its new facilities in Wuhan in 2021 second half. Sinopec-SK Wuhan Petrochemical was set up by SK Global Chemical, a subsidiary of SK Innovation, and Sinopec in 2013. Production is projected to rise by 40 per cent once full capacity is achieved.

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US' Origin Materials, Sans to develop materials on C negative platform

9th Apr 2021

Origin Materials, the leading carbon negative materials company, and AECI Sans Technical Fibres, a leader in engineered thread for high-performance apparel and automotive applications, are extending their collaboration with a view to develop, industrialise and manufacture advanced materials built on the Origin Materials’ carbon-negative technology...

German company Saertex to increase price due to raw material shortage

25th Mar 2021

Saertex, a manufacturer of technical textiles, is going for price increase due to a greatly changed, tense supply situation in the commodity markets. A variety of external factors, intensified by the indirect effects of the pandemic, and a significant increase in demand have led to this scenario. The increase in prices will be between 10 and 20 per...

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UK company Scott Bader increasing production in France facility

22nd Mar 2021

Scott Bader is increasing production capacity for its range of Crestabond and Crestomer structural adhesives, Crestafix bonding pastes, Crystic gelcoats and formulated products. The company has made a strategic investment of over €1.8 million for the purpose. The investment is in response to growth in customer demand for Scott Bader’s products.

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US company Hexion to increase production at Portland site

19th Mar 2021

Hexion plans to expand its Portland, Oregon, manufacturing site to build capacity to produce its recently-launched ArmorBuilt fire resistant wrap, a new product which greatly improves fire protection when applied to a substrate, such as wood utility poles. It is setting up additional automated manufacturing lines for this product to meet the strong...

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DSM, Sympatex introduce mass-balanced bio-based Arnitel

16th Feb 2021

Royal DSM’s DSM Engineering Materials business has collaborated with Sympatex Technologies to introduce mass-balanced bio-based Arnitel, a thermoplastic elastomer. With growing consumer and legislative demand for lower carbon footprint and sustainable feedstock, the sports and apparel value chain is increasingly integrating bio-based materials into...

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AkzoNobel sets up R&D centre for powder on wood

16th Feb 2021

AkzoNobel has set up a new research centre to develop products for the fast-growing area of powder on wood at its site in Como, Italy. This is the first phase of the company’s expansion into powder on wood, with plans to open additional R and D centres in Asia and North America, as customers worldwide realise the sustainability benefits that powder...

JM sets up thermal recycling unit for glass fibre waste

15th Feb 2021

Making a positive environmental impact for the local community, Johns Manville Engineered Products has set up a new thermal recycling unit for waste glass fibres in Trnava, Slovakia. The new unit uses the waste generated during the production and processing of glass fibres. The recycled glass powder is free of organic particles and is used on-site.

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Bemis unveils Sewfree product with renewable material

11th Feb 2021

Bemis Associates, a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic films, tapes, and adhesives for bonding, has introduced its first Sewfree product made using renewable material. The product has been produced in partnership with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products – utilising 25 per cent bio-based Susterra propanediol from DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.

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